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  • #16
    How about a battery powered 60 watt (tube) 2x12 combo

    Do you need a mic input too or just guitar input?

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    • #17
      I have both the Pignose and a Vox DC5. The Pignose has no FX and no gain/master volume. It's a cool little classic amp but really limited on versatility. Plug in, what you hear is what you get. The Vox DC5 has about 11 different effects, amps, gain, master, CD in, etc. Lost of sounds, choices, applications = more bang for the buck. You don't have to use all of it but if you can find you sound in there which is a lot more than you get with the Pignose.
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      • #18
        How about a battery powered 60 watt (tube) 2x12 combo

        Do you need a mic input too or just guitar input?


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        • #19
          If you're looking for gritty old bluesy tones, I'd go pignose. I don't have a lot of experience with other amps, but that little pignose turned up is a neat sounding amp.

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          • #20
            I would use the Micro Cube I already have. Battery operated and extremely efficient. Some fx on board also. Gets pretty loud too.
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            • #21
              How about a battery powered 60 watt (tube) 2x12 combo

              Do you need a mic input too or just guitar input?


              Yowsa! What is amazing is that it will run for 4 hours on one charge. Not bad for an amp this size.
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              • #22
                I have a Vox AC-1, like paperback book sized amp, 9 volts. Hooked up to friends JBL PA speaker and it drove it decently!
                I got my pristine cube street at GC used last trip for $180. Over here friend got one for $360!!! (stuff spendy here) You can also get nice carrying case for around $60, protect it from weather and spilled lattes. Way to go if you want to run guitar and mic.
                The weakness of Roland's cube series (I have RX, cube street and micro cube, all have same problem) is that the plastic nut holding input jack is the ****************s, it is so thin. Broke a few of them (good luck on replacements). I suggest if you have one to get some marine epoxy and reinforce those puppies like I did. Nothing like having the jack drop into the guts when the nut breaks while you are trying to gig somewhere....
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                • #23
                  I have a Vox AC-1, like paperback book sized amp, 9 volts. Hooked up to friends JBL PA speaker and it drove it decently!
                  I got my pristine cube street at GC used last trip for $180. Over here friend got one for $360!!! (stuff spendy here) You can also get nice carrying case for around $60, protect it from weather and spilled lattes. Way to go if you want to run guitar and mic.
                  The weakness of Roland's cube series (I have RX, cube street and micro cube, all have same problem) is that the plastic nut holding input jack is the @#!*% , it is so thin. Broke a few of them (good luck on replacements). I suggest if you have one to get some marine epoxy and reinforce those puppies like I did. Nothing like having the jack drop into the guts when the nut breaks while you are trying to gig somewhere....


                  Could you just not replace the nut with something more substantial right at the get-go?
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                  • Emory
                    Emory commented
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                    been a while since I read this, and was gonna repeat what already said, but now can't delete so you get this editied for stupidity on my part post


                • #24
                  "Could you just not replace the nut with something more substantial right at the get-go?"
                  I thought you were referring to me at first!
                  last time I was in the states went round with techno geek friend looking for replacement. Went to Fry's and some huge old school hardware store. It is a between size (figures).
                  The epoxy seems to be doing the trick just fine. Even used it to repair a busted nut, a very busted nut.
                  Oh, and another forum about mini mustangs had link to some new Yamaha amps that look quite nice....
                  Here's a link to a decent video and print review of the buggers:
                  http://magazine.dv247.com/2011/09/28/yamaha-thr5-and-thr10-video-preview/
                  the thr 5 goes for $200 and the thr 10 for $300.
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                  Tuned out, turned in and dropped off

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                  • #25
                    Roland Micro Cube.


                    Yup.
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                    • #26
                      Roland Micro Cube.


                      Oh dear god I hope that's not the best of a bad bunch. I actually paid good money for a brand new one a few years back. It wallowed in such utterly miserable suckage that I *gave* it away to a church group to use as a portable PA - and it kinda even sucked at that. Did I mention it sucked?
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                      • harold heckuba
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                        crashclc wrote:
                        Roland Micro Cube.


                        Oh dear god I hope that's not the best of a bad bunch. I actually paid good money for a brand new one a few years back. It wallowed in such utterly miserable suckage that I *gave* it away to a church group to use as a portable PA - and it kinda even sucked at that. Did I mention it sucked?

                         

                         

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                    • #27
                      Old guy rambling....
                      ....it was 1973 and I would cruise around the Appalachian mountains of central PA in a big black 58 Coupe de Ville. In the back seat was my Mike Mathews Freedom Amp armed with 40 brand new size D batteries. The loudest 55 solid state watts you ever heard. I was ready to lay down the jamz anywhere, anytime and let me tell you I did to.......

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                      • #28
                        A few years ago I tried a Roland Microcube with my Steinberger Spirit, with the idea of using it as a travel amp. I was extremely impressed with the sound, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend one. I'd also look into the Vox DA5 if they still do it. (Didn't buy one as shortly after that airlines all changed their carry-on rules, and nothing bigger than a violin or a uke is allowed now - could probably get away with it most of the time, but won't risk it. Not the most valuable guitar, but bloody hard to get hold of over here left handed: Music Yo refused to send me one from the US because they have UK distributors, and the UK distributor wouldn't carry lefties..... eventually found one on eBay...).

                        The best sounding busking amp I've ever heard was being used by a guy at St Paul's underground station one day about ten years ago.... He was plying an acoustic, fingerpicking silent night (December, obviously), outstanding tone. It was a Vox Escort, which they did back in the early Seventies if memory serves. Outstanding sounding amp. Not sure how easy they are to find now / where you are / at what price, though.
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                        • #29
                          + several on the Roalnd Cube Street

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                          • #30
                            FYI I have a (now rather ancient) Crate TX-30 taxi, and it does a pretty creditable job for acoustic + mike, and electric + mike with the addition of a pedal or two. I like the fact that it's AC/DC AND operates via a cigarette lighter plug directly from an auto. Also like the fact that it has a rechargeable battery that has never failed me over the eight years I've had it (and it was used when I bought it...)
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